Are Wolves still an option for exit-seeking Jack Butland?

A general view of Molineux before the Capital One Cup First Round match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Newport County at Molineux on August 11, 2015 in Wolverhampton, England.

Stoke City's Jack Butland is reportedly desperate to return to the Premier League with Wolverhampton Wanderers previously linked.

Jack Butland of England during the International Friendly match between England and Switzerland at The King Power Stadium on September 11, 2018 in Leicester, United Kingdom.

Jack Butland is fully aware that staying in the Championship with Stoke City will do little for his reputation.

The England international’s role in Gareth Southgate’s team has been questioned by some after The Potters were relegated from the Premier League last season and Butland himself indicated recently to Sky Sports that he needs to be playing top flight football as soon as possible.

And according to The Sun, Butland is keen to link up with the influential Triple S Sports and Entertainment Group in order to seal a return to the Premier League in the near future.

 

But a potential move to Wolverhampton Wanderers looks to have passed the former Birmingham City man by. According to The Sun, Wolves were interested in the £30 million-rated stopper in May.

Though by the time the summer window slammed shut, Nuno Espirito Santo found a more experienced and arguably reliable goalkeeper with Portugal’s number one arriving from Sporting Lisbon.

Rui Patricio of Wolverhampton Wanderers celebrates after teammate Raul Jimenez scores their teams first goal during the Premier League match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Burnley FC...

And with Patricio starring since his move to Molineux, it makes no sense for Butland to move to Wolves only to sit on the bench.

Leicester, meanwhile, who were also reported to be interested, signed Danny Ward as back-up to Kasper Schmeichel so there appears to be no room for him at the King Power either.

Is Butland stuck at Stoke?

Swansea's Ghanaian strriker Andre Ayew (L) has a shot blocked by Stoke City's English goalkeeper Jack Butland during the English Premier League football match between Swansea City and...

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